Holiday season during pandemic increases risk of teen eating disorders, experts say

By Carly Menker Medill Reports A 17-year-old girl diagnosed with anorexia nervosa dreaded holiday meals. So, two years ago, instead of joining Thanksgiving dinner, she faked being sick all day and refused to come downstairs. The plan that fooled her family that day. But in a session with Julie Raymond, director of eating disorder services […]

Nobel Peace Prize nominee fights to help Assyrians in Middle East

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By Saeed Abdullah Medill Reports Activist Juliana Taimoorazy, 48, helped so many Christian Assyrians from the Middle East that this year she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Next year the Skokie, Illinois, resident hopes to publish “Daughter of Nineveh” – a memoir about living in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution, escaping […]

Climate conversations: How to talk with friends who repeat misinformation

By Christian Elliott Medill Reports Human greenhouse gas emissions have heated the Earth 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1900 – a rate unprecedented in the last 2,000 years. In October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change also announced that over the next 50 to 100 years, climate change will accelerate, with […]